News tagged with natural resource

Predictable ecosystems may be more fragile

When it comes to using our natural resources, human beings want to know what we're going to get. We expect clean water every time we turn on the tap; beaches free of algae and bacteria; and robust harvests of crops, fish ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Environment
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Nitrous oxide from urine patches in pastures

Commonly known as 'laughing gas' and currently used both in anaesthetics and as a 'legal high', nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas produced in the soil by micro-organisms, especially so on land grazed by animals.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Environment
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Could urban disorder give way to sustainability?

An EPFL researcher is modeling cities in order to understand their metabolism and determine their ecological impact when they grow and change. Her research is aimed at identifying the urban form that is most efficient and ...

dateAug 24, 2015 in Environment
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